IPAA 2019 – New Speaker Announcement – Theory and Practice of Balint Groups

We are pleased to announce an addition to the Balint Groups part of IPAA 2019.

Christine Christie will join us from Belfast to present a paper on Michael and Enid Balint, their lives, their work and the Theory and Practice of Balint Groups.

Christine is an ICP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Group Analyst and Supervisor and has been in private practice in Belfast for 30 years with a Klein/Bion orientation.

With colleague Dr Glenda Mock – a local GP with Group Analytic training, she has been running groups in Belfast for quite a while. They have also been running Balint weekend conferences in Belfast and have conducted groups at weekends in Sligo and Oxford. She has supervised Balint workers in the NHS for a number of years. She would also have a keen interest in the psychoanalytic work of Michael and Enid Balint.

With the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board recently announced Statutory Registration of our profession comes one step closer. Balint Groups have been operating in the Health Service in the U.K. and beyond and are a well-established multi-disciplinary practice.

This presentation will give attendees an opportunity to learn about Balint Groups in an experiential way. We are very pleased to add Christine to the Programme.

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